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I was wondering if anyone has a photo of the Chuck Payne designed, Mark Lindsay built, and marketed by Morris Yachts called the Morris 454?  I have a found a few articles about the boat, but not one single photo.   Just curious if anyone has any photos to share.  Here are some of the articles I dug up from 2007/2008.

https://www.yachtingmagazine.com/morris-454

http://sailingmagazine.net/article-486-morris-454.html

http://www.bwsailing.com/bw/2008/02/morris-454/

Apparently it has a PHRF rating in the low 30s, so that kinda peaked my interest.  I dont usually associate Morris Yachts with performance.  Would love to see what this boat looks like inside and out.

 

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I was at the Point Hudson marina at Port Townsend the night Firefly pulled in. She was absolutely gorgeous, even with a messed up boom.

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That sure is a wolf in sheeps clothing.  Wowsa.   Did he ship it to the West Coast for the VicMaui?  I assume he did not sail all the way around through the canal.

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36 minutes ago, MauiPunter said:

That sure is a wolf in sheeps clothing.  Wowsa.   Did he ship it to the West Coast for the VicMaui?  I assume he did not sail all the way around through the canal.

been in seattle for at least a year

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How was the ride back on her after the race?

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I’m sure you could get one if you ordered one, although I’m sure you he profit margins on their daysailors are much better!  They built a bunch of these, the first being Reindeer. Some were a little bigger, one really ugly one has a center cockpit.  

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I raced on Firefly under her first owner and if I was ever in the market for a cruiser/racer - I'd definitely use that design as a starting point.  I think one of the Morris' spent a year in Caribbean with her - I recall she did well at Antigua Race Week.

She had an older and bigger sibling called, I think, Reindeer.  

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Beats me why Hinckley bothered buying Morris. They discontinued every boat.

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On 10/3/2018 at 8:46 PM, MauiPunter said:

that kinda peaked my interest.

Oh yeah!

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3 hours ago, savoir said:

Beats me why Hinckley bothered buying Morris. They discontinued every boat.

I didn't quite phrase this right. They discontinues every ocean going boat but they still make the daysailers.

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